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    Toy lands Warner Robins elementary student in suspension

    WARNER ROBINS, Ga. (WMAZ) -- After a couple of days into the school year, fourth grader Ramsey McDonald of Warner Robins was given what he thought was a fun assignment.

    Bring in some of your favorite toys to talk about.

    "They were trying to get the kids to know each other," his father, Scott McDonald said.

    The Miller Elementary School student told his father Friday night he was going to bring in his iPad and a couple of toys.

    His father didn't think much about it and said "OK."

    McDonald learned it wasn't OK when he received a call from the school Tuesday.

    "They told me my son brought a weapon to school and they asked me if I was aware," McDonald said Wednesday. "I asked them what it was and they said it was a plastic Nerf gun."

    McDonald said had he known his child was planning to take the blue, orange and green plastic toy to class, he would've told the child not to take it.

    The child was initially given three days suspension, which was reduced to three days in-school suspension, McDonald said.

    "He told me he didn't know they would think it was a weapon or he wouldn't have brought it to school," McDonald said.

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    In the 80's my brother made a working crossbow in shop class. I'm guessing that wouldn't fly today.

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    jeez.

    this shit really needs to stop at this point.

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    Who cares?

    If it looks like a weapon leave it at home. Plain and simple.

    To be shocked or appalled anymore in today's climate because kids are getting in trouble for this stuff is silly.

    Hand out a flyer at the start of the school year to let parents and students know what doesn't cut it anymore... then when they get suspended... at least they were given fair warning.
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    People are shocked because it isn't a weapon, nor does any rational thinking person think a nerf gun even looks like a threatening device.

    Our education system has failed because the moronic pussies of 30 years ago are now in positions power where they get to be retarded assholes without critical thinking skills. These policies are the result.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bad to the Bone View Post
    jeez.

    this shit really needs to stop at this point.
    It's what we voted for.

    Wait 'til they catch one of these little terrorists with a Star Crunch at lunch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bsbll4 View Post
    People are shocked because it isn't a weapon, nor does any rational thinking person think a nerf gun even looks like a threatening device.

    Our education system has failed because the moronic pussies of 30 years ago are now in positions power where they get to be retarded assholes without critical thinking skills. These policies are the result.
    my son has these nerf guns and they go out of thier way to make them not look like guns. you would have to be a nut to think it's a "real" gun after looking at it.

    we've seen kids suspended for playing "guns" with thier pointer finger and thumb for God's sake. Who are these pussy's making these rules?

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    I get having a policy that says "we don't want toy guns". My wife is a teacher and we have that policy in our house and she has it in her school as well. That's fine. But perhaps instead of suspending the child (who clearly didn't know the policy) maybe just call the parent and let them know for next time. Maybe send a letter back with all the students so their parents know. Suspending this kid (assuming this isn't like the 9th time he's done this) is ridiculous.

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    We used to play with these:


    They'd fuckin sent us to Gitmo for having that now.


    Anyway, it's a good policy just poorly executed. Punishment doesn't fit the violation at all. Way overkill. A nerf gun? Really?

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    Since schools are supposed to be teaching critical thinking, maybe they can exercise some themselves. Instead of having a ridiculous blanket policy, review it case by case.

    My kids have Nerf battles in the house all the time. They are harmless, and no one with an IQ over 80 would confuse one with an actual real gun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenpaw View Post
    We used to play with these:


    They'd fuckin sent us to Gitmo for having that now.


    Anyway, it's a good policy just poorly executed. Punishment doesn't fit the violation at all. Way overkill. A nerf gun? Really?
    Damn!! I forgot all about that toy. I had one and loved it!! We had just as much fun hitting the 'caps' with rocks trying to make the 'pops'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott View Post
    Damn!! I forgot all about that toy. I had one and loved it!! We had just as much fun hitting the 'caps' with rocks trying to make the 'pops'
    These were the best for popping them with rocks


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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenpaw View Post
    These were the best for popping them with rocks




    You could smack an intact roll of those with a hammer for a heckuva bang.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenpaw View Post
    These were the best for popping them with rocks

    Ah! I can practically smell them now.

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    Since this school is over 90% Black and, according to Great Schools, statistically 0% White, I am guessing the school overwhelmingly suspends Black students, which is against the discipline guidelines of the White House.

    Suspending a White student for something so stupid, as opposed to sending a letter home, likely helps racially balance their suspensions for the year, so why mess with a "zero tolerance" policy in this case?

 

 

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